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Windows 7: Launching windows 7 dvd?

14 Sep 2010   #1
Tokioh

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Launching windows 7 dvd?

So i'm having a problem with my mothers Gateway, i unplugged it to plug my aunts new computer in and install quick books intuit software and when i plugged the gateway back in it brings the main "Gateway logo" up and that's it nothing else wont let me boot to the boot menu or bios or a CD or a USB stick, i booted the HDD onto another computer wiped it and all and nothing at all...

Any clue guys?


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14 Sep 2010   #2
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tokioh View Post
So i'm having a problem with my mothers Gateway, i unplugged it to plug my aunts new computer in and install quick books intuit software and when i plugged the gateway back in it brings the main "Gateway logo" up and that's it nothing else wont let me boot to the boot menu or bios or a CD or a USB stick, i booted the HDD onto another computer wiped it and all and nothing at all...

Any clue guys?
My first guess would be Power supply. If you have a spare laying about you could swap it out and see if you moms pc will post.
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14 Sep 2010   #3
Tokioh

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tokioh View Post
So i'm having a problem with my mothers Gateway, i unplugged it to plug my aunts new computer in and install quick books intuit software and when i plugged the gateway back in it brings the main "Gateway logo" up and that's it nothing else wont let me boot to the boot menu or bios or a CD or a USB stick, i booted the HDD onto another computer wiped it and all and nothing at all...

Any clue guys?
My first guess would be Power supply. If you have a spare laying about you could swap it out and see if you moms pc will post.
Think that would be it? it boots up 100% fans and everything HDD and that's it stays at the boot menu.
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14 Sep 2010   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tokioh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tokioh View Post
So i'm having a problem with my mothers Gateway, i unplugged it to plug my aunts new computer in and install quick books intuit software and when i plugged the gateway back in it brings the main "Gateway logo" up and that's it nothing else wont let me boot to the boot menu or bios or a CD or a USB stick, i booted the HDD onto another computer wiped it and all and nothing at all...

Any clue guys?
My first guess would be Power supply. If you have a spare laying about you could swap it out and see if you moms pc will post.
Think that would be it? it boots up 100% fans and everything HDD and that's it stays at the boot menu.
No then it maynot be PS. I was not sure that you had fans running.My bad
Have you tried a motherboard reset?
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14 Sep 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do I understand that you installed an operating system on your mothers HDD using another PC?
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14 Sep 2010   #6
Tokioh

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tokioh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
My first guess would be Power supply. If you have a spare laying about you could swap it out and see if you moms pc will post.
Think that would be it? it boots up 100% fans and everything HDD and that's it stays at the boot menu.
No then it maynot be PS. I was not sure that you had fans running.My bad
Have you tried a motherboard reset?
Take the batt from the mobo out right? 2 mins to be safe?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do I understand that you installed an operating system on your mothers HDD using another PC?
That was before then i booted into a Ubuntu and wiped the HDD completely and tried to boot my windows 7 dvd and USB drive and my Ubuntu one nothing.
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14 Sep 2010   #7
Tokioh

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Think it might be a hardware issue, i replaced the HDD with my spare blank one 40GB and same thing, just boots to the "Gateway logo" dosent show what buttons to press for a boot menu so i can boot windows 7.
Pressed ESC and all the Function keys and nothing.
It's a old gateway 3250s with 1.5gb of ram and a 80gb sata HDD.
Was working fine yesterday morning.
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14 Sep 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

Download and burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD, it will autostart to wipe the HD from Boot tab. Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Then insert the Win7 install DVD or REcovery disks which should autostart with wiped HD.

If not, try resetting the CMOS using battery-removal method here: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../clearcmos.htm

Next Download the latest BIOS version update for that model, follow the instructions at the download link and in the unzipped Read Me file to flash the BIOS again as it appears to be corrupted.

If you do not feel safe doing this, have a tech friend help you. Or ask back here for more specific help.
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15 Sep 2010   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I've seen this when memory has gone bad. If you have more than one stick of memory, remove one at a time and try it, see what happens.
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